Konami Digital Entertainment – America, a division of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc., today announced that Karaoke Revolution Volume 2, the follow-up to last year’s critically-acclaimed music game, will hit the stage this July for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Building on the success of Karaoke Revolution’s groundbreaking and innovative karaoke video game experience, this edition will feature an all-new line-up of 35 hit songs, additional characters and venues and a new Medley Mode that allows for multiplayer gameplay.
Last year’s award-winning title and only interactive karaoke video game for the PlayStation 2, Karaoke Revolution(tm) was praised for its innovation, superb gameplay and sheer enjoyment as a party game for all ages. The critical acclaim for the game reached multi-platinum status when Time Magazine hailed it as the best video game of 2003. The Karaoke Revolution series of video games features a unique vocal analyzer which rates the pitch and rhythm of the player’s vocals – providing the ultimate interactive karaoke experience.
Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 expands upon the original game in the series, featuring seven new characters, three new venues and more than 30 new character outfits – making it even easier for gamers to step up to the mic. Choose from a hit-filled catalog of well-known rock, dance, pop, and R&B tunes, including songs such as "Every Breath You Take," "Friends in Low Places" and "I Will Survive." Compatible with any PlayStation 2 headset/microphone peripheral, the games’ proprietary voice recognition technology challenges players as they strive to become the next pop star. Real-time feedback is offered by the dynamic crowds that fill each virtual venue, either by booing you off the stage or cheering your every note.
In addition to the original Training, Arcade and Karaoke Modes, Karaoke Revolution Volume 2 also includes an enhanced Showtime campaign and the new Medley Mode. With this feature, players can link up to 5 song clips together in rapid fire succession for a unique twist on multi-player karaoke competition.